Man arrested for allegedly threatening to assassinate Vivek Ramaswamy | EUROtoday
A person has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Vivek Ramaswamy and his supporters at an occasion on Monday, in keeping with newly launched court docket data.
The suspect, 30-year-old Tyler Anderson, was first reported to police by the Republican presidential hopeful’s employees final week after he allegedly responded to one of many marketing campaign’s texts about an upcoming marketing campaign occasion.
“We are grateful to law enforcement for their swiftness and professionalism in handling this matter and pray for the safety of all Americans,” Ramaswamy marketing campaign spokeswoman Tricia McLaughlin stated in a press release shared with The Independent.
Mr Ramaswamy was not recognized particularly within the grievance, however particulars match up with the occasion held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Monday morning. His marketing campaign additionally confirmed he was the goal of the menace.
Per ABC, Mr Anderson additionally allegedly referred to him in a response to textual content invite to the occasion, writing: “Great, another opportunity for me to blow [Ramaswamy’s] brains out.”
“I’m going to kill everybody who attends after which f*** their corpses,” a second message said, according to screenshots included in the complaint.
The text messages, which had been deleted, were found after law enforcement seized Mr Anderson’s phone during a search of his home on Saturday.
Ms McLaughlin’s statement continued: “We’re going to let the investigators do their work and figure out who this person is and what their motives might be.
“I will however say this: we constantly hear about January 6 and ‘violence’ and ‘extremism on the right’ from the media, but the same media goes silent when the target is a Republican. Deranged voices and left-wing cranks… continue to demonize Republicans and question our loyalty to the country.
“It’s no wonder that fanatics will take action. Whenever it’s some nut with alleged right-wing views, the media is quick to blame all conservatives for stoking violence.
“And yet the media never looks in the mirror and sees that they stoke hatred and violence by questioning our patriotism and motives and accusing us of undermining democracy.”
Mr Anderson also sent threatening messages to another candidate on Wednesday, the search of his phone found, according to the complaint. Part of those messages included “hope you have the stamina for a mass shooting!” ABC reported.
It is unclear who the second candidate was.
Mr Anderson is due to make his first appearance in federal court on Monday afternoon.
Asked by ABC News last week on the trail if he was concerned for his safety, Mr Ramaswamy, who has campaigned against cutting federal law enforcement, said, “I’ve not actually introduced that up as a priority.”
When asked then if threats had been made on his life, Ramaswamy told the outlet, “We do not take something with no consideration, however I’m assured that the crew round us and our household is on this journey collectively. And I’m praying for our household and our nation.”